‘Shark Tank’ star Daymond John gives Detroit entrepreneurs advice

“Shark Tank” star and FUBU apparel co-founder Daymond John visited Detroit this week to offer words of wisdom during a conference organized to connect small business owners with buyers around the country. The serial entrepreneur, investor and author discussed his journey to entrepreneurship Wednesday during the conference called Passport to […]

Daymond John, of the TV show Shark Tank and FUBU clothing talks during the BuyDetroit procurement conference at Hollywood Casino at Greektown on Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022.

“Shark Tank” star and FUBU apparel co-founder Daymond John visited Detroit this week to offer words of wisdom during a conference organized to connect small business owners with buyers around the country.

The serial entrepreneur, investor and author discussed his journey to entrepreneurship Wednesday during the conference called Passport to Procurement. The conference was hosted by BuyDetroit, a small business initiative that is part of the Detroit Economic Development Corp., and held at the Hollywood Casino at Greektown.

John told participants about the positives he’s experienced running the apparel company he co-founded in 1992 (FUBU means “For Us By Us”), and he talked about the time he received the call to be a cast member on “Shark Tank,” the popular ABC-TV show on which he is also known as the “People’s Shark.” And he talked about all the times he had successful investments. 

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